DL News Staff
Sept. 15, 1935-Nov. 1, 2012 Theodore LeRoy Bement was born to Ben and Alma (Wambach) Bement on September 15, 1935. He grew up in Waubun and spent his life there until 24 years ago when he moved to Tulaby Lake, rural Waubun. When he was 16 years old, he started working for his dad in the family Ford Dealership business and on August 10, 1957 Ted was united in marriage to Lois Pedersen. He and his brother, Gene, purchased the dealership from their father in 1972. They worked together for five years, after which time Ted became the independent owner.
Oct. 25, 1981-Oct. 31, 2012 Marcus J. Livingood, 31, of Faribault, Minn., passed away peacefully with Jesus at his home on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 5 in Christ Lutheran Church, Faribault. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, and also at the church for one hour prior to services on Monday. Marcus James, the son of Kelly and Jane (Wedll) Livingood, was born October 25, 1981 in Faribault.
Aug. 6, 1920-Oct. 29, 2012 Former Detroit Lakes resident Norman W. Pederson, 92, of Park Rapids, died Monday, October 29, 2012 at Heritage Living Center, Park Rapids. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in Christian Fellowship Church, Detroit Lakes, with pastors Tim Rice and Jim Erb officiating. Visitation will take place for one hour prior to services. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes. Norman Wilmar Pederson was born to Arthur and Minnie (Wollin) Pederson on August 6, 1920, near Flom.
June 3, 1919-Oct. 29, 2012 Former Detroit Lakes resident Aaron C. Bengtson, 93, of Concord, Calif., died Monday, October 29, 2012 at his residence. Aaron Chester Bengtson was born to John and Emily Kittelson Bengtson on June 3, 1919 in Lake Park. He graduated from Lake Park High School, and in 1941 was united in marriage to Eva T. Fingalson. Aaron entered the United States Army during World War II, serving in the South Pacific from Australia through New Guinea, and the Philippines.
Patsy Sue Engebretsen, of Bemidji, died Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the age of 69. She was born in Naoma, W.Va., and traveled extensively throughout her life before settling down in Bemidji. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 in First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.
Robert "Bob" Jirik, 83, of Mahnomen, died Monday, October 29, 2012 at Sanford Health Systems in Fargo. A funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Mahnomen, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, with a prayer service and Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:30 p.m., in St. Michael's Catholic Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home, Mahnomen.
Oct. 13, 1927-Oct. 28, 2012 Lloyd G. Olson, 85, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, October 28, 2012 at his home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with Reverend David Peterson officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov.
Jan. 10, 1939-Oct. 27, 2012 Joseph N. Baity Sr., 73, of rural Ogema, died Saturday, October 27, 2012 in his home, surrounded by his family, who will always remember this kind-hearted, generous man, and all the life lessons he taught. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Detroit Lakes. Sharing time for family and close friends will be one hour prior to services. Joe was born to Guy H. and Violet (Karsten) Baity on January 10, 1939 in Morris, Minn. He attended school in White Earth until the 8th grade.
Jan. 13, 1931-Oct. 29, 2012 Rachel M. (Walde) Kochmann, 81, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, October 29, 2012 at her home. Rachel was born the daughter of Elmer and Lotti (Parry) Walde on January 13, 1931 in Ponsford. She graduated from Bagley High School in 1949. Rachel was united in marriage to Clarence Kochmann on June 14, 1949 in Bagley.
Oct. 29, 1924-Oct. 26, 2012 Duane W. Bellefeuille, 87, died Friday, October 26, 2012 at the Emmanuel Home in Detroit Lakes. Services for Duane will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Assumption Catholic Church in Callaway, with Father Zavier Ilango officiating. Visitation will be at the David-Donehower Funeral Chapel in Detroit Lakes from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, followed with a 7 p.m. prayer service. David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family.